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ARC Portugal

Cruise across the Bay of Biscay and day sail down the coast of Spain and Portugal to Marina de Lagos. Three weeks of sailing to the sun, tours and parties.
More than simply a voyage south to the sun, ARC Portugal appeals to summer cruisers, boats heading to the Mediterranean and to ARC participants. Social activities in every port and visits ashore to explore ancient Iberian cities and fishing villages make the rally a real holiday.
Invite a range of family and friends to join your adventure - day sails and great transport links make crew changes easy. The mix of people makes ARC Portugal a friendly and convivial summer cruise.
“The banter, the laughs, the story-swapping - you would be hard pushed to beat this experience”

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Aislig Bheag - 18th - 30th August Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

18th AugustWe had an early start, 7.30am departure from San Miguel to try to get well underway before the wind became too strong.  It wasn’t one of the better journeys with the wind almost on the nose in big seas making for a very read more...


Aislig Bheag - La Gomera with Friends

9th AugustWe spent the day doing chores around the boat and at the marina bar we accessed Wi-Fi and I spoke to Gareth on Skype which was just great before he heads off for Canada next week. Rachel and David arrived on the Edinburgh flight in the read more...


Aislig Bheag - La Gomera To Tenerife 4th - 8th August

Monday 4th AugustJohn and I got organized and headed off from Santa Cruz in La Palma at around 08.30 using twin head sails which we soon had to set to one side as wind veered round to port stern and full main sail.  As wind increased John read more...


Aislig Bheag - 24th to 26th July, Madeira to La Palma

On the morning of Thursday 24th July we checked the forecast which looked good for our sail south to the Canaries.We changed sails from the genny to the new twin headsails as it looked like a following wind. As we didn't want to arrive in La Palma read more...

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What a fantastic trip this is and tremendous value for money.
Derek Parish, sy Andiamo
We had so much confidence in the expert pre cruise attention to detail, safety, planning etc and the way that we could turn up at the end of a sail to have all the berthing, paperwork, socialising and trips organised, which we almost took for granted until we had to do it for ourselves! Also the value for money of the rally, which many of our other rally friends have mentioned. It also gave us confidence for further travels.
Alison & David Alexander, sy Red Skies

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ARC Portugal 2014 - A Fantastic 20th Edition. 27/06/2014

The 20th Edition of ARC Portugal came to an end Wednesday night where everyone gathered for a farewell supper and prize giving in Marina de Lagos.... more info

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Former USCG Rescue Swimmer on Offshore Safety

“Every incident offshore could have been prevented before they ever left the dock. It’s all about preparation. Even in bad weather, it’s the preparation that will determine the outcome.”

-Mario Vittone, Former USCG Rescue Swimmer

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